UT investigating reports of hazing at fraternity house

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- University of Tennessee officials are investigating reports of hazing at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house.

UT spokeswoman Karen Collins says the university received a report Monday that three students at the Knoxville campus were under hospital care for what Collins described as "fairly serious illnesses."

The Knoxville News Sentinel quotes a family member of one of the students, who is a pledge of the fraternity, saying the student has a staph infection and that pledges had been required to crawl on their elbows.

Collins says a commercial sanitation company was to disinfect the house Thursday.

The fraternity declined public comment.

Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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